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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

When to dig it all up

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 10:01

It does still look pretty, I hate pulling plants up when still in flower. Any chance of sowing your hardy annuals into modules to give them a start?

how to deter cats from fouling in your garden

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 09:38

Sounds a really good idea if it really works. There have been several threads here about the cat problem.

Can you help identify my rose bush, please?!

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 09:36

It looks like a climber as it's so tall. It would flower better if you spread the stems along the wall rather than just going up.Screw eyelets into the wall to attach them to. It could also be a shrub, but I would have expected it to be bushier. Did you shorten any of the stems? Hybrid teas have single flowers at the end of stems but it's too tall to be a hybrid tea. Unless it is a climbing version of one, like Ena Harkness.

Small urban garden......

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 09:28

Repaint it with something like Cuprinol Shades which come in lots of colours. I would go for light green, but up to your taste. You could spray it which would be quicker and easier.

I wonder what Beccrow did a year ago. I liked the pergola idea.


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 09:16

I don't think it will really be cold enough to cause damage. I looked at the met office forecast and the coldest for London is +5°. Keep an eye on the forecast.


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 09:06

Morning all.

I miss my mum. Sometimes I put my hand out to the phone, but she died 2 years ago. It was difficult being here in France and her in a home, but it was a good home and her choice and I had 1 sister and 2 brothers living near by. I suppose if you don't get on with your parents (sad) then you don't provide much support. My parents were lovely.

Chicky, I cheated with my salvia f., they are plug plants, so are the begonias (apart from 4 tubers that won't grow).



Posted: 29/04/2014 at 23:20

GG there are petunias (limoncello and mixed colours), nicotiana, gazanias, lobelia (but they are on the floor under the bench with begonias and busy-Liizzies), cosmos, salvia farinacea, zinnias, phlox drummondii "Moody Blues", a dahlia and some cannas, runner beans, rudbeckia "Tiger Eye" and "Cherry Brandy", Thunbergia and French marigolds. The tomatoes are on the opposite shelving. Other plants are hardening off in the cold frames.


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 22:35

Oh lucky chicky, that sounds great. The other side of my GH is a wooden potting bench, special offer at hypermarché and a cheap DIY shelving unit that I adapted to be longer and shorter than it would have been.

Anyone see the Nymans prog?


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:31

OL, my GH bench is only planks of wood on trestle tables. Once the babies are in the coldframes the bench will come down to make room for tomatoes.

I was a parent on the parent/teachers board at my children's primary school, but it was in France. I wanted to get to know people and learn how it all worked and improve my French. I quite enjoyed it but  the parents weren't at all motivated. When the school wanted equipment they were horrified at my suggestion of a fund raiser, they said it was up to the state to pay.

Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 17:02

Weird, have searched on Google, found the odd insect without wings but nothing quite like that. Hadn't noticed the lack of wings, should have clicked on photo a second time.

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